Tag Archives: Charles Babbage

A List of Women Scientists

Today, 14 October, has been declared Ada Lovelace Day, ‘an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths’, named after Lord Byron‘s daughter, later countess of Lovelace, and a renowned mathematician. We have not yet reissued … Continue reading

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God Bless The Earl Of Bridgewater!

The name ‘Bridgewater’ is most likely to bring to mind the third duke (1736–1803), whose canal-building activities (begun, apparently, when he decided to retire to his estates, having been crossed in love) kick-started the Industrial Revolution in the north of … Continue reading

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Babbage’s Calculating Engines

Charles Babbage (1791–1871) is  one of the few authors (Joseph Priestley being another) reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection whose books have covers in all three colours – red for his work on the printing industry, On the Economy of … Continue reading

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